Glasgow international

Marija Nemcenko

Artist Talk


In this talk, artist Marija Nemčenko will take visitors through her work and elaborate upon the links between her exhibition for Glasgow International and the historical surroundings of Fairfield Heritage Centre. Borrowing ideas from a prominent thinker of the 20th century, Walter Benjamin, Nemčenko will discuss Modernist and Brutalist constructions in regards to the themes of architectural heritage, preservation, progress, labor and the revolutionary potential hidden within these concrete colonies.

Nemčenko will be joined by Hussein Mitha and Edward Hollis.

Hussein Mitha (UK) is an academic studying Walter Benjamin’s work and utopian fiction, delivering a talk covering modernist architecture, utopian ideas, destruction and Walter Benjamin’s ideas of revolutionary potential in relation to the tower blocks.

Edward Hollis (UK), Deputy Director of Research at Edinburgh College of Art, whose talk will cover modernist ruins and his work at St. Peters Seminary – an outstanding example of Brutalist buildings in Scotland.

Free; booking required. Book via Eventbrite.

Wed 25 April, 7pm

Partially accessible

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